The Walla Walla County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee and the Walla Walla County Board of Commissioners have selected five tourism-related events or projects to be made recipient of the $35,000 made available for grants in 2014.
Recipients were selected based on the expectation that they would promote tourism in the area.
The five recipients are as follows:
-- Walla Walla Valley Alliance, $12,500 (in celebration of Walla Walla Valley wine, June 20-22)
-- Shakespeare Walla Walla, $10,000 (to expand to a full year of programming)
-- Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival, $5,000 (musical program series in 2014)
-- Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce, $4,500 (Walla Walla Business Summit, April 11)
-- Waitsburg Celebration Days, $3,000 (community interest event, May 16-18)